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Do It Again Lyrics

Artist: Steely Dan
Album: Do It Again

In the mornin' you go gunnin' for the man who stole your water
And you fire till he is done in but they catch you at the border
And the mourners are all singin' as they drag you by your feet
But the hangman isn't hangin' so they put you on the street

You go back, Jack, do it again, wheels turinin' 'round and 'round
You go back, Jack, do it again

When you know she's no high climber then you find your only friend
In a room with your two timer, but you're sure you're near the end
Then you love a little wild one, and she brings you only sorrow
All the time you know she's smilin', you'll be on your knees tomorrow

Chorus

Guitar Solo
Keyboard Solo

Now you swear and kick and beg us that yopu're not a gamblin' man;
Then you find you're back in Vegas with a handle in your hand
Your black cards can bring you money so you hide them when you're able
In the land of milk and honey you must put them on the table

Chorus
Comments/Interpretations
by MarkT. on 7/12/2008 1:41am
In the long tradition of sad western "story" songs, this one talks about people who can't seem to leave the very thing alone that will eventually do them in. You're probably already doing the thing that's gonna take you out, too. Think about it.
by Razor on 7/12/2008 8:47am
WOW THIS HAS BEEN A GREAT BAND AFTER ALL THESE YEARS!!!
by AmberC on 7/18/2008 11:54am
Great song!
by Jeff on 7/25/2008 5:39am
Correct you if your wrong...

Second verse - first line - I think that it's..."When you know she's no high-climber, then you find your OLD-BEST friend"...
Third verse - second line I hear it this way ..."Then you find your BLUSH in Vegas..."

Maybe I should've read the liner-notes? Steely Dan has always had my respect for lyrics, 'cause they're always "slick".
by kndrckbill on 1/24/2009 12:35pm
Been playing this song for many years and couldn't remember one line. Thanx
by felix alvarez on 2/11/2009 6:37pm
man, this song has made me think of all the good times as well as bad times with girls money and wine
steely dan is the shit.
by DD on 9/10/2009 10:47pm
Walon Jennings...
by J on 12/8/2009 1:00pm
Right on, these lyrics are short but right on the money. Truly represents addiction in my opinion.
by REALiTY on 12/26/2010 2:01pm
It's about a killer who keeps killing
by nancy on 5/14/2011 1:13pm
Its all about addiction!
by vernice nunez on 4/4/2012 6:04pm
i just love this song so much i got xtended version i just in love
by Chevy on 4/16/2012 1:32am
It's about the bands lsd dealer who keeps getting send back to prison
by Tony Sheppard NZ on 2/23/2014 12:50am
What a song just keeps on keeping on


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